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  1. Leader Signs Anti-Gay Law in Uganda

    President Yoweri Museveni has signed a bill that could lead to life imprisonment for gay people. Museveni described homosexual acts, which are already illegal in the country, as unnatural and accused Western groups of trying to promote it among children. President Obama warned that the move may damage Uganda’s ties to the U.S., which gives the country $400 million in aid annually. Human rights campaigners have expressed fears for the safety of gay people, especially after a newspaper published a list of “200 top” homosexuals. 

    Sources:  Al JazeeraNPRThe GuardianNYT, USA Today

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